A middle-aged man, Pastor Alex Itedjere has been arrested for alleged murder of a young girl in the Agbarha-Otor community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Daily Vendor learnt that the remains of the victim were discovered in the pastor’s house in the agrarian community.
According to sources, the cleric snuffed the life out of the young girl with a machete in the early hours of Friday.
But details as to why he killed the deceased were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
However, aggrieved youths in the community were said to have stormed the pastor’s house following the gory incident to avenge the death of the young girl.
One of our sources said that the angry youths were on the verge of lynching the cleric in retaliation but for the timely intervention of the security operatives who were called in by concerned leaders.
In a swift reaction, a human rights activist, Comrade Israel Joe has demanded justice for the deceased girl.
Joe called on state Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass to immediately investigate the incident and prosecute the accused person in accordance with the laws of the land.
The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe could not be reached for comments on the incident as of the time of filing this report.
But a senior security source from the command who confirmed the incident said, “The suspect was arrested this morning “.